LINGUIST List 6.393

Sun 19 Mar 1995

Sum: German /tS/ (tsch)

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  1. "Larry Trask", Summary: German /tS/ (tsch)

Message 1: Summary: German /tS/ (tsch)

Date: Fri, 17 Mar 1995 14:51:56 Summary: German /tS/ (tsch)
From: "Larry Trask" <>
Subject: Summary: German /tS/ (tsch)

Several weeks ago I posted a query as to whether German /tS/, as in
(tschu"s) and <deutsch>, was best regarded as a single segment or as
a sequence. I received nine replies, and there was no consensus. As
far as I could tell (not all respondents were fully committal), the
responses break down as follows:

 It's a single segment: 3
 It's a sequence: 2
 Either analysis is defensible: 1
 No firm position: 3

Guess I'm still in the dark. My thanks to Charles Scott, Mark
Mandel, Geoffrey Nathan, Alexis Manaster-Ramer, Jakob Dempsey,
Michael Jesson, Ursula Doleschal, John Jeep, and Reinhard Hahn for
responding. I replied individually to all of them, but two of my
replies mysteriously bounced.

Larry Trask
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9QH
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